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  • Hevesy, Georg von or George Charles de 1885-1966. Hungarian chemist. He won a 1943 Nobel Prize for developing the use of isotopes as tracers to investigate chemical processes.

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  • n. Hungarian chemist who studied radioisotopes and was one of the discoverers of the element hafnium (1885-1966)

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